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Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth delighted with return of Conal Platt after broken leg

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: January 09, 2013

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Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth was delighted with the return of Conal Platt after he made his first appearance since breaking his leg last February.

The former Liverpool trainee came on as a second half substitute in last night's 4-2 defeat at Southport replacing Nicky Nicolau for the last 15 minutes of the Blue Square Bet Premier clash.

"I'm so pleased that Conal is back even if it was for 15 minutes," he said.

"His confidence will rise considerably as a result of that.

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"Conal will never be a tough tackling winger but he produced a couple of challenges.

"What he has got is a lot of ability on the ball.

"He has got over the hurdle of getting back on the pitch and I'm delighted for him."

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  • redimpsfan  |  January 09 2013, 11:20PM

    * Let's he doesn't undergo any "treatment" from big, bad and late tackling full backs.

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  • redimpsfan  |  January 09 2013, 11:19PM

    Conal Platt is an excellent left winger who has been badly missed. Good luck, Conal. Let's he doesn't undergo any "treatment" from big, bad and late tackling full backs. All the best for he rest of the season, CP! UTI!

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  • Sweepclean  |  January 09 2013, 10:58PM

    You're right Nigel it was a nasty tackle which they are trying to stop in the game,but Conal always seemed to tackle half heartedly and never seemed to get his full weight behind the tackle and if he doesn't it could easily happen again. I'm sorry to say

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  • nigelsparky  |  January 09 2013, 10:26PM

    Glad to see you back Conal, it must have been a terrible year for you. Sweepclean, Conal was the victim of a horrendous "tackle" and I use that term very loosely, as it was more like an assault apparently, and has worked very hard to get over what must have been quite a traumatic time, even probably wondering if he would ever play again. Most players that suffer broken legs in tackles, sustain these injuries, not because "they didn't go in hard enough" but because most of the time the "tackles" are horrendous! Hence the clampdown on they way some tackles are made, and not before time in my book.

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  • Sweepclean  |  January 09 2013, 9:29PM

    If Conal doesn't tackle harder than he did before his broken leg.he''ll be getting it broken again I'm sorry to say. You can't carry players that are scared to tackle

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